Newberry Observer- RSS NEWS Feed http://newberryobserver.com/section/NEWS http://newberryobserver.com/section/NEWS Fri, 28 Nov 2014 06:16:15 EST 1800 Latest scam involves fake IRS agents http://newberryobserver.com/news/blotter-news/150663919/Latest-scam-involves-fake-IRS-agents NEWBERRY — The Newberry County Sheriff's Office has issued a Nixle alert for residents to be aware of scammers calling homes and posing as IRS Agents. The callers have a very thick accent, possibly Middle Eastern, and tell the homeowner... Thu, 27 Nov 2014 09:02:02 EST Little Mountain Elementary names ‘Meeter Greeters’ http://newberryobserver.com/news/news/150366957/Little-Mountain-Elementary-names-Meeter-Greeters LITTLE MOUNTAIN — Meeter Greeter Leaders at Little Mountain Elementary are chosen by their homeroom teachers to welcome new students who enroll during the school year. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:39:02 EST City Log http://newberryobserver.com/news/news/150655679/City-Log TheNewberry Police Department reported the following incidents: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:30:04 EST Council changes lease-purchase agreement for fire engine http://newberryobserver.com/news/news/150654586/Council-changes-lease-purchase-agreement-for-fire-engine NEWBERRY — Newberry City Council passed first reading of an ordinance authorizing a lease-purchase agreement with BB&T Bank to buy a fire truck to replace a 1991 pumper currently in use. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 15:48:04 EST From Harvest Feast to today http://newberryobserver.com/news/news/150666531/From-Harvest-Feast-to-today NEWBERRY COUNTY — When the Pilgrims and Indians sat down for Harvest Feast in 1621, they would never have imagined how far their little three-day get-together would travel, or how long the tradition would last, with many unaware how close the... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:45:04 EST Attempted murder suspect sought http://newberryobserver.com/news/blotter-news/150669744/Attempted-murder-suspect-sought NEWBERRY — A fight between two people around 3 a.m. Monday at a local fast-food restaurant put a Newberry man in the hospital with a serious injury to his neck area, according to the Newberry Police Department. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 13:25:03 EST Top firefighter named http://newberryobserver.com/news/home_top-news/150647429/Top-firefighter-named NEWBERRY — Burt Mohler, a fireman with the City of Newberry, was recently named the 2014 Firefighter of the Year by the Newberry Exchange Club. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:10:02 EST Behind the scenes of public works department http://newberryobserver.com/news/home_top-news/150624102/Behind-the-scenes-of-public-works-department NEWBERRY — From placing decorations to laborious endeavors, the city of Newberry's Public Works and Utilities Departments do many things behind the scenes to ensure that things run smoothly, while always keeping the safety of residents in... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 09:45:02 EST Newberry, Dillon coaches prep players for championship title http://newberryobserver.com/news/home_top-news/150663990/Newberry-Dillon-coaches-prep-players-for-championship-title COLUMBIA — Head coaches Phil Strickland of Newberry High School and Jackie Hayes of Dillon High School discussed the big championship game Monday morning in Columbia at the South Carolina High School League office. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 09:05:03 EST Multiple wrecks — insterstate closed Eastbound http://newberryobserver.com/news/breaking_news-home_top/150678517/Multiple-wrecks--insterstate-closed-Eastbound NEWBERRY COUNTY — I-26 Eastbound in Newberry County has resumed normal operation after multiple accidents with multiple injuries have been cleared. Newberry County Sheriff's Office encourages everyone to drive safely as traffic is high due... Tue, 25 Nov 2014 22:15:03 EST Students nominated for demonstrating 21st century skills http://newberryobserver.com/news/news/150364865/Students-nominated-for-demonstrating-21st-century-skills NEWBERRY — Newberry Elementary School students and faculty have been working to incorporate 21st century skills into everyday living. These skills promote critical thinking, problem solving, values, collaboration, safety, and high... Tue, 25 Nov 2014 15:08:02 EST Secret Santa for Seniors kicks off Nov. 24 http://newberryobserver.com/news/news/150642787/Secret-Santa-for-Seniors-kicks-off-Nov.-24 NEWBERRY — The fourth annual Secret Santa for Seniors kick-off and tree decorating celebration with Mayor Foster Senn and Newberry High School seniors will be held at 6 p.m. Nov. 24 at Wendy's, 2900 Main St. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 23:52:03 EST Getting in the spirit of Fall http://newberryobserver.com/news/news/150360583/Getting-in-the-spirit-of-Fall This tractor and trailer made out of hay bales complete with scarecrows “Willie Ray and Lula Mae Strawhead” was created by Dale and Sharon Cromer for the community to enjoy. They are located in the Mt. Pleasant section of Pomaria. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 23:14:02 EST Community Choir performing ‘This is Christmas’ http://newberryobserver.com/news/news/150604961/Community-Choir-performing-This-is-Christmas NEWBERRY — The Newberry Community Choir will present “This is Christmas” on Dec. 5, Dec. 6 and Dec. 7 in the Newberry Elementary School Auditorium. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 17:57:02 EST Downtown Newberry kicks off Christmas http://newberryobserver.com/news/news/150633612/Downtown-Newberry-kicks-off-Christmas Students from Whitmire Community and Newberry Elementary School choruses sang Christmas tunes downtown as part of the city's community Christmas tree lighting Friday night. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 14:54:02 EST Piedmont Tech chooses presidential ambassadors for the year http://newberryobserver.com/news/home_top-news/150226250/Piedmont-Tech-chooses-presidential-ambassadors-for-the-year NEWBERRY — Each year, Piedmont Technical College chooses some of its best and brightest to serve as Presidential Ambassadors. These students represent the college at campus functions, provide tours and speak about their experiences to potential... Mon, 24 Nov 2014 14:49:00 EST Hospice helps patients, families focus on quality of life http://newberryobserver.com/news/news/150562296/Hospice-helps-patients-families-focus-on-quality-of-life NEWBERRY — November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month and hospices across the country are reaching out to raise awareness about the highest quality care for people coping with life-limiting illness. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 13:47:02 EST City officers receive promotions http://newberryobserver.com/news/news/150626480/City-officers-receive-promotions Chris Carter was sworn into his new position of Patrol Sergeant last Tuesday during the city police department's promotion ceremony. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 12:23:05 EST Promotions honor 5 http://newberryobserver.com/news/home_top-news/150626467/Promotions-honor-5 NEWBERRY — The Newberry City Police Department held a promotional ceremony last Tuesday to honor five of its officers. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 12:21:05 EST Details of Newberry Christmas parade announced http://newberryobserver.com/news/news/150639617/Details-of-Newberry-Christmas-parade-announced NEWBERRY — The Newberry Jaycees are sponsoring the City of Newberry Christmas Parade again this holiday season. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:44:05 EST